FASTTAKES: LG, NASA, Last.fm, Vodafone AU, Tata, IBM

Telecom Asia Staff
26 Mar 2009
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LG will launch more than 50 Windows Mobile smartphones in the next three years, most of which are likely to use the upcoming Windows Mobile 7.

US humorist Stephen Colbert has wona NASA competition to have a living room on the International Space Station named after him, beating out the space agency's preferred choice, Serenity, by 250,000 votes to 210,000.

Internet radio site Last.fm will start charging listeners outside the US, UK and Germany 3 euros per month to listen to the site's streaming music service.

Vodafone Australiaexpectsto complete its 3G network upgrade, covering 94% of the population, by 31 August. The network will go live in major regional centres in the first week of May.

Tata Comm has sold a 1% stake in Tata Teleservices for 4.24 billion rupees ($83.9 million), a valuation of just over half of what it paid for a 19.9% stake of TTSL in 2002.

The EU has set its new mobile roaming fees. Cross-border data roaming prices must be capped at €1 ($1.35) by July 1 and €0.50 in two years, SMS at €0.11, and voice calls at €0.46 at first, and €0.25 in two years.

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